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COVID-19 vaccines

Seasonal COVID-19 vaccines will be available later in 2024 for people at increased risk

 

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

Additional protection for people with a severely weakened immune system

COVID-19 vaccines are normally given seasonally, but some people with a severely weakened immune system may need additional protection at other times.

Seasonal COVID-19 vaccines

Some people at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 may be able to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine later in 2024.

The NHS will contact you if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible.

Find out more about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, including if you’re eligible and how to get it

 

 

You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone eligible for it in the UK. This includes all migrants.

You will never be forced to have the COVID-19 vaccine and it does not affect your asylum or refugee status.

No immigration checks are needed to get treated or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Read the immunisation leaflet for migrants who have moved to the UK (UKHSA)

 

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccinated gives you the best protection against COVID-19.

The vaccines help:

  • reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. Some people are known to be more at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and it can make some otherwise healthy people very ill, too.
  • reduce your risk of catching COVID-19, and therefore reduce your risk of needing time off work due to COVID-19 related illness.
  • reduce your risk of spreading COVID-19 to others, helping you to look after your family, friends, colleagues and community.
  • protect against COVID-19 variants. The virus that causes COVID-19 changes over time; having all vaccine doses you are eligible for provides the best protection against future variants.

Find out why vaccination is safe and important.